If you are healthy, eager to jog when you travel, and you would stay overnight near Haneda Airport, please join my jog tour! There is a very comfortable jog road along Tama river, and there is a very nice atmosphere shrine 10Km ahead. It will take about an hour to get there, and we shall pary your safe trip. It will give you a beautiful open view all the way. It will give you a fresh refreshment.
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At your hotel near Keikyu OOTORII station, Tokyo
Tamagawa-Sengen Jinja shrine
Rokugo Water Gate
Visit to the shrine. It is located in a top of a small hill. Small, very authentid shrine with good atmosphere. If you are lucky, you will be able to witness the top of Mt. Fuji.
Nice open view along Tama river. There are several spots where you may be able to witness Mt. Fuji! I will let you know. :)
Tamagawa-Sengen Jinja shrine
You will definately like my jog tour to the shrine if you like excercise! The jog course we will use is for cycling and pedestrians only, no cars at all. Automobile gas will not annoy you. We will be jog with your pace, slowly, or quickly (I hope I can catch you..) to the shrine. We go along the river, so the road is winding. Sometimes we may have a head wind, and sometimes a tale wind.
I would like you to enjoy the scenery. As we go on and on, new view comes along from the front. Bridges, buildings, trains, ball parks, track field, etc, etc. May local people are also enjoying their own walk, cat or dog may with them. As Tokyo is a big city, we will be passing by some historical spots from Meiji or Edo era. We may stop by to see what they are, and take pictures.
Right after we completed, our shrine, Tamagawa-Sengen Jinja is right ahead. Let's go up, and pray for your safe trip.
guide fee, hotel pick-up near Keikyu Ootorii station, etc...
Public transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee (for your information, Tamagawa Sengen Jinja is free entrance), etc...
- Bring your own shoes, wears for 10Km jog.
- After visiting the shrine, you go back to your hotel by using a public transportation. (Near the shrine, there is a local train station so you can easily go back.)
- Let's take it slow. I would reccomment to keep around 6min per Kilometer or slower.
- When it rains, we will get the shrine by using a local trains. Please allow my plan-B.
Well, If your child is healthy enough to complete 10km jog, it is up to you, but I have no responsibility when your child could not proceed any more along the way.. I will take you to the nearest train station after we stop the tour with no refund. Is it okay with you?
Let me propose plan-B, to take a train.
I had a really magical day in beautiful Kamakura with Yasuhiko exploring zen temples and Shinto shrines. Everything went smoothly during the day and Yasuhiko’s English is outstanding. The day just went by too fast! I highly encourage using Yasuhiko for your private guide when in the Tokyo region. Your trip will be very much worthwhile. Also since Yasuhiko is an avid runner I believe you can book running adventures in the Tokyo region. Highly recommend and this is my 5th trip to Tokyo area.
Oh, thank you very much for your words, Kurt-san. I am so happy you liked our tour. It was very nice and impressive, and I even enjoyed the visit to Kamakura. See you soon. :)
Yasu is such a great guide. He guided me to the cosy tearoom and I was learning so much about japanese tea culture. Thank you for your planning and awesome information, Yasu! I wrote a story about him on my blog, but story is in Finnish: menaiset.fi/yasu
Haha! Thank you from me, too. It was such a lovely moment to visit a tea shop in Fukuoka. I am really happy you enjoyed the tour. See you later on. I live in Tokyo now, and you may want to be here as Tokyo Olympic 2020 is just around the corner. :)
I contacted Yasu only a couple of days before I visited Fukuoka, and in rapid correspondence he agreed not only to suggest solo activities for my very brief visit but also agreed to meet me the next day in Nagasaki. This involved a considerable round-trip train journey on his part. He met me on time; he had the day all planned out; and we saw and did much more - and at a much better price - than I could have either solo or on an excursion from the cruise ship I was traveling on. We saw several of the important memorials and peace institutions; the glorious Glover Gardens; shops; surviving pre-war neighborhoods; and the harbor. We walked, and used the excellent tram service. Throughout, Yasu, with fluent English and humor, engaged in casual conversation about travel, Major League baseball, Japanese history and cultures, his own extensive world-wide travel, and, in detail, the places we visited; he treated me like a friend, not a mere customer. I'd recommend his service to anyone. I understand that he will soon provide guide services in Tokyo, too, where he has long work experience, and I'm sure he'll provide the same professional and pleasantly informal service there that I was fortunate to experience in Nagasaki. I consider myself very lucky to have chosen him from the guides available.
Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your complement. I was also happy to have guided you in Nagasaki. And I also realized that Nagasaki is such a lovely town with history, many temples, gardens, parks, etc. Your review gave me a power to move forward. Please contact me when you come to Japan again, also in Tokyo. (Up to Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. :) May the Force be with You. Regards, -Yasu
Throughly enjoyed the tour Yasuhiko went out of his way to accommodate our wishes nothing to much trouble. We were on a cruise and wish we had a guide of his quality in every port we visited. He kept us fully informed before we arrived. Thank you Yasuhiko Ray and Caz
Thank you for your review, Ray and Caz. I am so happy you enjoyed the stay in Fukuoka. As we talked along the way, your point always give me a new aspect and it was so nice and memorable experience. Thank you very much and see you again! Yasuhiko